• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    If you like fried chicken that has real crunch and lots of flavor, then this recipe for Classic Fried Chicken is right up your alley. We give our chicken a buttermilk bath to make it extra-moist and flavorful, and coat it twice before frying it up so it's super crunchy. The results? The perfect, classic fried chicken. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
    • 2 cups self-rising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 cups vegetable shortening

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 4515 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 389 g 598%
    • Saturated Fat: 98 g 488.85%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.27%
    • Sodium: 9475 mg 394.81%
    • Calcium: 1141 mg 114.11%
    • Potassium: 736 mg 21.02%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 12 mg 67.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 200 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 30.12%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 33 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4.2%
    • Vitamin C 4.3%
    • Vitamin D 0.61%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat77
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch12
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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